A Day at the Ballpark: Coors Field

admin June 9, 2010 0

Major League Baseball has entered an era of million dollar contracts and billion dollar ballparks.  Unfortunately, this means unreasonably high prices for fans hoping to attend a few games throughout the summer.  Ticket prices at Fenway Park in Boston and the new Yankee Stadium in New York average well over $200.  Here in Denver, however, the Colorado Rockies allow fans to see a game a Coors Field for a fraction of the price of the aforementioned East Coast cities.

For only four dollars, fans can see the likes of Todd Helton, Ubaldo Jimenez, Troy Tulowitzki, and the rest of the Colorado Rockies live and in person.  These four dollar seats will give you access to the bleacher seats in centerfield known as the Rockpile.  This truly is a bargain that is tough to pass up.  A family of four can spend a lowly $16 for admittance and have tons of cash leftover to enjoy a Rockies dog, loaded nachos, and an ice cold Coors, which as the names suggests, is the official sponsor of Coors Field.

Since they are so cheap, the Rockpile seats are a sought after commodity, so it is important to plan ahead if you intend to buy these tickets.  The Colorado Rockies box office releases a limited number of Rockpile baseball tickets two and a half hours before the first pitch of each home game, and more often then not, these seats will sell out in a hurry.  Avid Rockies fans will arrive at Coors Field early to get their tickets, then enjoy dinner and some drinks at one of the many restaurants or bars in LoDo that are a mere minutes from the field.

For those fans looking to get closer to the action, the Colorado Rockies box office is open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 9:30 am to 4:30 am on Saturdays.  (On game days, the box office will stay open much later.)  Fans can visit the Coors Field box office to buy day-of-game tickets, not to mention tickets for future games.  The staff behind the window is extremely helpful and will help you find a great set of tickets that are priced within your budget.  Reserved seats in the outfield generally run anywhere from $12 to $25, while field level seats can cost anywhere from $30 to $100.  In addition to the location of the seats, prices vary based on who the Colorado Rockies are playing.  Tickets for the Boston Red Sox series June 22, 23, and 24 will be much more expensive than tickets for smaller market opponents, such as the Arizona Diamondbacks.

All in all, Coors Field offers Colorodans the chance to spend a wonderful day or night at the ballpark with friends and family.  The baseball tickets are relatively cheap, the food is delicious, and you might just snag a foul ball off the bat of Todd Helton!

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